Dick McGowan dies

Former war reporter and White House correspondent Richard “Dick” McGowan died on Monday. He worked as a correspondent with the Army’s 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War, mainly for Stars & Stripes and Army Times where he, “brought the front lines to the front porch with combat stories about hometown GIs.” He later went on to work as a chief investigator during an independent probe of the Watergate scandal,

Mr. McGowan, often thinking back to his own newsroom mentors, “loved to regale young journalists with the story of awakening one morning to discover he was the second highest paid reporter in the Washington bureau of the largest newspaper in America and was making the kingly 1968 salary of $12,500 a year.” link